UnionJac: Retail Concept for the 2012 Olympics
Design and construction of the sports venues aren’t the only buildings underway for the 2012 London Olympics. Columbus Ohio based Chute-Gerderman has already penned a concept for youth style shop inspired by British culture. The design was developed for Chain Store Magazine’s annual Store of the Future.
The UnionJac concept is part clothing store, salon, cafe and hangout melded with lots of interactive technology. 3D mirrors allow outfits to be tried on virtually. Life size touchscreens serve as huge media hubs where photos, video, and fashion tips can be shared. The salon incorporates a two way video mirror where a famed London stylist pops on to give personalized advice. UnionJac also offers something called light-activated tattoos as temporary body mods.